Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent if outside the UK. All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice provides an excellent path to the advanced study of criminology.

The MSc is suitable both for students who have studied criminology at undergraduate level and for those who are new to the subject.

All members of teaching staff are active researchers and teaching is research informed.

Core components of the degree include courses in:
theoretical criminology;
criminal justice and penal process;
criminological research methods and qualitative/quantitative research skills.

Specialist options include:
police and policing;
penal politics;
mental health & crime;
gender crime & criminal justice;
media and crime.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to International Students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://wwww.ed.ac.uk/studying/international.

Fees and funding

Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at http://www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk/ for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Edinburgh Law School Postgraduate Office
+44 (0)131 650 6325